The Grinch's leg broke off :(
Steve, on the other hand, has always been a big Dr. Seuss fan. He also happens to be fantastic at reading his books aloud. The summer before we were dating, I sat on my porch swing one warm night and listened to Steve read me "The Lorax" over the phone, and ever since then I've realized just how lovely "those silly made up Seuss-words" are. :)
So, for a late V-Day/early 1.5 year anniversary gift, I decided to try my first attempt at modeling clay. (Yeah, I know. It's not edible. But hang in there! I'm tossing a cake in at the end of this. :P) I figured if anything, it would be good practice for fondant figures. Overall, it was a really
time consuming fun project, and a neat gift. The Lorax seemed to approve of his miniature-self as well. Grinch, on the other hand, just looked as devious as always :P.
As far as cake goes, I figured I'd post my first fondant cake, which I made for Steve's birthday last summer. It's subject-related obviously, but also, I'm desperately searching for the best fondant recipe out there. The batch I made for this cake came from the funkiest fondant recipe I've every seen. It even had a small amount of glycerin in it. (At the time, I didn't realize how strange that was.) Since then I've tried simpler recipes and marshmallow fondant, and I've yet to be satisfied. Then again, I've had professionally made cakes with fondant, and I still think the stuff is unappetizing.. Either way, if you have a good fondant recipe, drop it this way.
On a quick side note, I've been adding a few things to the blog. I've had it set so you don't need a Blogger account to comment for awhile, but now you can subscribe via email by using the box to the right of my posts. (Or find the button for subscribing through my RSS feed if that floats your boat instead.) Also, if you use Stumble Upon, it would be just awesome if you could click on the Stumble Upon badge, or even click the link to share any posts on Facebook. See, lots of fancy stuff here. :PAlright, I'm done shamelessly self-promoting now. Toodles! ;)